• Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)
  • 2430 North Cannon Drive
  • Chicago, IL, 60614
  • United States

Dr. Drew Lanham, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Master Teacher and Certified Wildlife Biologist, Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department, Clemson University

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In his twenty plus years at Clemson University, Dr. Lanham has worked to understand how forest management impacts songbirds and other wildlife and how humans think about nature. He believes that conservation must be a blending of head and heart, rigorous science and evocative art. He is a widely published author and award-nominated poet, writing about his experiences as a birder, hunter and wild, wandering soul.  His first solo work, The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, was recently published. His “connecting the conservation dots” and “coloring the conservation conversation” messages have been delivered internationally, and will now be available to us in Chicago.

The presentation is free and begins at 6:30 pm, preceded by a cash bar and light refreshments at 6:00 pm.